Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution due to Coal Production, 30/03/2017. Coal mining activities have some impact on environment around the local mining areas due to dust and water pollution.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Mining of Iron and Manganese Ore, 30/03/2017. As per section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957, State Governments have been empowered to make rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Afforestation in Degraded Forest, 28/03/2017. Compensatory afforestation is one of the most important conditions stipulated by the Central Government while approving proposals for de-reservation or diversion of forest land for non-forest uses.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Management, 29/03/2017. The details of city-wise waste generated in Gujarat during the last three years and the current year are at Annexure-I. The details of projects undertaken for waste management in Gujarat are at Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Poverty and Malnutrition, 29/03/2017. Government of India is implementing various schemes to alleviate the problems of poverty viz. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihood Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana –Gramin, National Social

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Nuclear Waste, 29/03/2017. The quantity of low and intermediate level waste to be stored at the site is about 0.15 cubic meters/year/MW.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildlife Sanctuaries, 28/03/2017. Details of Wildlife Sanctuaries in the country is given in the Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Regulating Vehicular Emissions, 28/03/2017. As per emission factors developed by Automotive Research Association of India (2007), NOx emissions are in the range from 0.28g/km to 0.84 g/km for diesel cars manufactured in the year 1996 to 2005 and with engine capacity 1600 cc to 2400cc.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-Sensitive Zone, 28/03/2017. The National Board for Wildlife in its meeting held on 17th March 2005 had taken the decision for declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zone around National Parks and Sanctuaries. The State-wise details of proposals received during the last three years in this regard are at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Agro-Climatic Zones, 28/03/2017. The Planning Commission has grouped the country into 15 agro-climatic zones, based on agro-climatic features, particularly soil type, climate including temperature and rainfall.